Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature Masterbuilt Yuriy Shishkov


When it comes to Mark Knopfler, the association is obvious with his mythical red Stratocaster, which he cherished on stages the world over. Its unique grain, unforgettable color and round, slamming tones made his Strat a first-rate creative tool and a piece of history for fans of Dire Straits rock. It's only natural that Fender should set about creating a signature series of Mark Knopfler's legendary guitar. The Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature takes on all the attributes of the original, both in aesthetics and sound. The guitar presented by Matt's Guitar Shop was crafted by master builder Yuriy Shishkov, one of the Fender Custom Shop's most renowned luthiers, making it a rare guitar of extraordinary finish quality.

When Fender set out to develop a Mark Knopfler signature model, the choice fell on his legendary red Stratocaster. The original was probed and studied in minute detail, to reproduce the original Strat as faithfully as possible in both aesthetics and sound. The result is a signature model with a sound that's at once smooth, powerful and dynamic, letting dense bass settle in alongside precise mids and crystal-clear highs. The signature model was already very satisfying, but this guitar is even more extraordinary. It was built in the Fender Custom Shop by Yuriy Shishkov, one of the world's most renowned master builders. This Mark Knopfler Signature works wonders in the nuances of color it offers, and gets the best out of its capabilities through Shishkov's unparalleled mastery.

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